In a remarkably rare act, a langur monkey in China's Guangxi province became a midwife when it voluntarily helped another monkey give birth.
Researchers have determined why some female magpies chicks are significantly more adventuresome than others. It may have a lot to do with the order in which they were laid, according to a new study.
Experts have developed a simple urinary test that can help predict the risk of a preterm birth or poor fetal development, helping expecting mothers gain valuable information that could preserve their child's health.
Boys are 14 percent more likely to be born premature than girls, and they are more susceptible to disease and experience disabilities, according to six global studies on newborns to be published Friday in the journal Pediatric Research. Common disabilities include learning disorders and cerebral palsy.
The teen birth rate dropped 6 percent in 2012 while more women in their 30s and 40s were giving birth, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday.
It turns out that timing is everything when it comes to giving the best for your baby, from when to first introduce the first solid meal to when to cut the umbilical cord.
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of being going into labor ahead of the expected due date, a new study says.
Pregnant women or women who are planning to have children should ensure they consume enough iodine, which is found in milk and fish, or risk their child having a low IQ and reading ability, according to a new study.